So much for being able to recover any of the $300,000 in taxpayer dollars this monster was able to collect while awaiting trial for his jihadist attack on the soldiers at Ft. Hood…
Nidal Hasan collected nearly $300,000 in his military salary while awaiting trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, but his attorney said nearly all of it has been given to charity — likely making it impossible for his victims to get any of it.
Hasan’s civil attorney, John Galligan, wouldn’t disclose any information about the charities or proof that donations had been made.
An Army spokesman said the military can’t get back the money because Hasan, like any other service member charged with a crime, continued to receive his military salary until he was convicted last month.
“The great bulk of his income has been donated to charity,” said Galligan, who also once represented Hasan in the criminal case. “There’s really virtually no money in any bank that I’m aware of. There’s really no property holdings.”
The money would likely only be a fraction of what Hasan’s victims and their relatives still need. Some have struggled to find jobs or pay medical bills since Hasan killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others when he opened fire inside a crowded building on the Texas military base on Nov. 5, 2009.
The insults keep coming to the Ft. Hood victims. First, it came out that Hasan all but wore a neon sign indicating he was a jihadist bent on destroying America, and yet he was still employed as an Army shrink. Then it came out that Hasan was counseling Iraq veterans and suggesting they convert to Islam to atone for the sins they’d committing against the Muslims there. Then he decided to shoot the place up, which was a relatively easy thing to do since by law domestic military bases are gun-free zones.
And then the Obama administration characterized what was without question a jihadist attack as “workplace violence,” meaning that none of the dead or wounded are eligible to receive a Purple Heart and other benefits and recognition.
And now those poor people find out that Hasan was able to squirrel away his money to “charities,” the identity of which isn’t disclosed.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. S. Justin Platt said the military can’t get back the money Hasan was paid while behind bars. Hasan’s sentence included a dismissal from the Army and a forfeiture of all pay and allowances.
Galligan said Hasan’s paychecks were not deposited in a bank, but he declined to say how Hasan handled them. He refused to hint at the type of charities Hasan supposedly helped.
Reed Rubinstein, an attorney helping victims sue the government, said he was exploring ways to get any money or assets he could out of Hasan. But he acknowledged that those efforts might not succeed.
“We have no way of knowing what he did with that money,” Rubinstein said. “It’s quite possible and likely that the money is long gone.”
We can just about guarantee that the money Hasan gave to “charity” went to Islamic organizations who fund jihad. We can guarantee this because…almost all of them do.
It makes you wonder why Hasan wasn’t sued immediately after he shot those people and attempts weren’t made to seize his funds before he could use them to further harm Americans.
But with Hasan, you’re left to wonder about lots of things. Our government is engaged in snooping on all of us, presumably for our safety, and yet nobody seemed to care that a major in the U.S. Army was engaged in online communications with Anwar al-Awlaki about jihad. Meanwhile he was giving briefings to his colleagues on how jihad was justifiable, and nobody did anything about it – in fact, what set Hasan off was that somebody decided he’d be a good guy to deploy to Iraq.
And after he killed 13 of our best, Gen. George Casey went on TV and said the worst thing about the case would be if it harmed our precious diversity in the military.
Everything about the Ft. Hood case stinks. Everything. The fact that our tax dollars ended up funding more terrorism through Hasan’s paychecks isn’t even a surprise.
At least we’ll get some closure when he’s executed for his crimes.